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1879 50C MS65 NGC. WB-102....

2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part II Signature Auction - New York #1190

 
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Auction Ended On: Nov 16, 2013
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Location: Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

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1879 Half Dollar, Boldly Struck MS65
1879 50C MS65 NGC. WB-102. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Silvery-gray surfaces display just a hint of prooflikeness and whispers of soft blue and rose patina. Solidly struck throughout, neither side reveals mentionable marks. The low mintage of 4,800 circulation strikes is undoubtedly due to the implementation of the Bland-Allison Act of 1878 that required the production of large quantities of silver dollars. Census: 44 in 65 (2 in 65+), 47 finer (10/13).
Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $6.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24KS, PCGS# 6361)

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